1981 Camaro Z28 CONVERTIBLE 75K no rust RARE 2nd generation UNIQUE STYLING

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Z28
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 75389
  • VIN: 1G1AP87L9BN108159
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Imperial, Missouri, United States


A very difficult car to locate. First time I ever saw a 2nd generation Camaro convertible was on Charlie's Angels back in 1979. I wanted one ever since & found a great example. I am one of those guys who never over exaggerates a car, in fact in most cases people say it is better than expected. In this case I am going to try to be exact in every description. When I say needs work, it needs some attention but not replaced. I never believe anything is perfect even if right out of a box from the factory.This car is a NICE survivor! Plain and simple. It has not been restored but has been taken care of. It has just over 75,000 original miles. When I bought the car I was in contact with the two previous owners. They both believe the paint is original. I have also spoke with some other convertible 2nd gen owners and there is a theory that when these cars were converted they did have some paint work done during the conversion.Let's digress back to late 1979 up to 1981.You could go into a dealership buy a 1979, 1980 and into 1981, a Camaro or Firebird for around $9200. The DEALER would then complete an order form to have your car sent off to have the conversion to a convertible created. The cost ABOVE the sticker price was around $8000 for a total of $17,200. There was around 400 conversions made between 1979-1981 of both the Firebirds & Camaros. I've seen base models up to the high end Z28 & Trans Ams. These cars were "factory authorized" and carried the full factory warranty. You could have bought two brand new base model Camaros or Firebirds for what 1 Z28 or Trans Am cost.
This car is a good honest driver. It has NOT been restored, it has not had bondo in it & is believed to have factory paint.It has not had quarters put or nor had rockers replaced, their is no bubbling or rust evident on the exterior of the car. For the last 10 plus years it has been in climate controlled environment. The car had an early Southern history, Fort Lauderdale Florida, then Kentucky, on to Indiana then Illinois and now in St. Louis, Missouri.If you are looking for a brand new perfect car I suggest finding a different one that would fit your style more. The beauty of a classic car is they are fun to work on as well as drive. This car is 38 years old, it has a bump on the passenger fender, it has a ding or maybe two but nothing that says "WOW, what happened there". Nothing on the car stands out as being a big issue, it stands out as AWESOME to almost everyone. I ONLY take it to local shows and have yet to drive the car to not get 1 thumbs up on the way & lots of looks. Let's face it, with the top up it is not so pretty, so I never put the top up except the day I bought it. The two pervious owners were exactly the same way with the top.Nothing has been modified on the actual car except new exhaust was put on 10+years ago. It sounds quiet and factory. Two catalytic converters, two mufflers & comes out the rear of the car looking factory.The engine is original & not all spray painted to look like something fancy. It retains the factory 4 barrel quadrajet that is computer controlled. Still has the A/C (working but needs charged), factory exhaust manifolds & factory air cleaner that attaches to the functional AIR INDUCTION hood (hood open using wide open. Throttle when the 4 barrel carb kicks in).When I bought the Z28 it still had the original really faded carpet. I replaced the carpet & during the time had a great look at the floorboards. They are in great original condition. There was some surface rust so lightly sanded and those portions were coated with rust encapsulatorfrom Eastwood. The floorboards should be good for another 20+ years as long as you take care of it the way all of us previous owners have.I drive the car and have no hesitation taking it anywhere as long as I know there is no rain in the forecast (that is just my thing with classic cars).The interior is in good driver quality condition, there are no rips in the seats. The factory stereo works well and is AM/FM only. The engine needs detailing if that is what you want to do. If not, jump in, start it up and enjoy a car that no one else has.The 1981 cars seem to be the most rare and have yet to see two that were the same color combination. Alaon1981 was the first year fir the onboard computer that controls the electronic ignition & carberator on this car.A 2nd generation F body is difficult to find in original unmolested condition, add in NO RUST, add in 75,000 documented miles THEN add in a convertible!Where are you going to find another? They just don't show up! There are VERY few left. Some people created their own cut roof cars but this car was produced by an authorized company through the dealer system. Search the internet and you will find a few details about the cars but you may only find 15 cars or less still left in the World. The Trans Ams & Z28s are the ones to have.This car is all numbers matching. 350 engine with 350 turbo 3spd automatic.The build sheet is still with all the paperwork & possibly a better condition one can be purchased through GM Media Archives.PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS. I will be updating the listing as the liating goes on.Selling only because my wife is not a convertible fan & we have a little girl that her car seat is not safe with the 80's seat belt technology.SHIPPING is 100% the buyers responsibility. I have flown in and driven cars home. This is a car I would feel safe driving a long distance as long as the weather was good. You can drive with the top up but that defeats having a convertible to me.